- On settembre 19, 2017
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From Rome to Loreto: Via Lauretana pilgrimage route
Rome – Assisi – Foligno – Colfiorito – Macerata – Recanati – Loreto – Rome
7 days – 6 nights
The so called “Via Lauretana” is an ancient pilgrimage route which since the Middle Ages has connected Rome to the Shrine of the Holy House of Loreto – The route was destroyed in the sixteenth and seventeenth century, but since the thirteenth century it had been used as a connection between Rome and Ancona. The importance of this route was due to the fact that it connected two holy cities: Rome and Loreto, the first one representing the guardian of St. Peter’s tomb, and the second one the guardian of Virgin Mary’s Nazarene House, also through the Shrines of St. Nicholas in Tolentino and St. Francis in Assisi
Day 1 – Rome: Transfer from apt to hotel. Free time.
Day 2 – Rome: After breakfast visit of Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Guided tour in St. Peter’s Basilica and in St. John Lateran Basilica the Mother of all the churches in Rome and the world.
Day 3 – Assisi: the picturesque village where St. Francis, patron saint of Italy, and St. Clare lived and died. This country attracts thousands of faithful pilgrims, wishing to visit the place where St. Francis lived, not forgetting to make a stop at the Basilica of St. Francis that, in 2000, was included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Arrival and accommodation at the facilityof your choice – Dinner and overnight
Day 4 – Foligno – Colfiorito: After breakfast depart for the early Christian Basilica of Santa Maria of Pistia and the characteristic Brogliano Monastery. Arrival and accommodation at the facilityof your choice – Dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Macerata – Recanati: After breakfast the route continues towards Macerata -It is the capital of one of five provinces in Le Marche – This town is famous for one of the oldest universities in the world, founded in 1290 – In addition to this, every year, Macerata is the departure point of a very important votive pilgrimage to the Shrine of the Holy House of Loreto – On the way, you will cross the town of Pollenza, where here you will have the opportunity to visit the Rambona Abbey. After lunch, departure to Recanati, the native town of the famous poet Giacomo Leopardi. Here, in addition to visiting the birthplace of the poet, you can see the characteristic Piazza Leopardi with the Town Hall and the Tower of the old town with its churches, in a very unique hill landscap. Arrival and accommodation at the facilityof your choice – Dinner and overnight.
Day 6 – Loreto: After breakfast, the route continues from Recanati to Loreto, in the province of Ancona – This particular village on the top of a hill is very famous for the Shrine of the Holy House, one of the most important and ancient places of pilgrimage in the Catholic world – Inside the Basilica there are the remains of the Holy House of Nazareth, where Jesus lived and the Virgin Mary received the Annunciation. Arrival and accommodation at the facilityof your choice – Dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – Rome: come back to Rome and ends of our services.
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